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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing hollow about it, 12 July 2010
This review is from: Mike Mignola's B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth and Other Stories (Paperback)
The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, or B. P. R. D., are the organisation Hellboy and co. work for and here, minus Hellboy, it's given it's own series. The focus is on the other members of the Hellboy world: Liz Sherman, Abe Sapien, and two new characters, Roger the golem, and Johann Kraus, a disembodied medium.

The first volume introduces each character giving them their origin stories. We find out how Abe's first days at the Bureau were like, Roger's reanimation came about, and Liz's first meeting with Hellboy. Johann Kraus' backstory is included here too along with a funny Lobster Johnson short story about a killer brain.

The best story here is "Hollow Earth" following Liz, Abe, Roger, and Johann as they descend to the centre of the Earth to battle Morlock-type creatures from activating millennia old machines that could take over the world. The other stories here are excellent too with Abe battling ancient slave monsters in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

If you're a Hellboy fan and wondering if BPRD is a series that can match the quality of Hellboy's, have no fear, this is an excellent series and "Hollow Earth" is a great introduction to it.
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